You don't have to read this if you don't like books.

Dear blog,

It's been a a year or so since I've visited you. And well over a year since I've written anything, so I thought I was due for an update. I don't think anyone reads this anyway, but I'm just gonna write for posterity.
This year I started high school, and so far in my English class we've read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and we just started Anthem by Ayn Rand. Out of my teachers selection of literature, I particularly enjoyed The Alchemist-I found it inspiring and filled with rich wisdom! The Good Earth didn't capture my attention. As much as I respect Buck's work, the book was not a page turner. I've admired John Steinbeck since I read Of Mice and Men a year ago. The Pearl was a similarly constructed novel with another subtle moral-I appreciate Steinbeck's storytelling. Animal Farm was interesting, it definitely introduced a colder, more cynical view on all governments. Now Anthem has got me hooked, I haven't quite figured it out yet; it's like nothing else I've ever read.

Well, that's my opinion for the day on highschool literature. I hope you enjoyed reading that. Have a nice day! =)



Joseph Hunkins said...

Nice post, keep it up! I read your blog : )

Diwakar said...

Hello Julia. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honoured to get connected with you as well as know you and your interest in reading books. It is not very much seen in Indian children of your age having such an interest in reading books other than their school text books that are related to their subjects. Also it is difficult to see young people of your age can start writing books which I have come across and wwhich happens with Western kids. Keep it up. Well I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 40 yrs in this great cityof MUMBAI A a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to MUMBAI to work with us during your vacation time but if your desire then you may have to take your parents permission also you have find other friends of your who would be interested in such missions trip to work with us. May the Lord guide you in this young age and lead you to the path of righteousness. Looking forward to hear from you in the near future. God's richest blessings on you your family and friends also wishing you a blessed and a Christ centered rest of the year 2020. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede